Law enforcement report
Burglaries and thefts reported
Railroad track material valued at $4,248 was taken between Jan. 1 and Monday near the 700 block of East Eighth Street, Lawrence police reported. The material was taken from a Santa Fe Railway storage area, police reported.
Two front bucket seats were taken between 5 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30 p.m. Thursday from a car at a North Lawrence car shop, Lawrence police reported. The light brown, cloth seats, valued at $2,000 were taken from a 1983 Ford Escort, police reported.
Bags of coins valued at $2,000 were taken between 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and 8:10 a.m. Thursday from Century Office Products Inc., 925 Iowa, Lawrence police reported. The coins were on a counter, police reported. The doors of the business were locked, and entry was not forced, according to reports.
A 1988 Jeep vehicle was vandalized between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of Arkansas, Lawrence police reported. Damage was estimated at $1,000 damage.
Isabelle Stemmerman, 81, 1501 Inverness, was listed in fair condition today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Helen Starns, 82, 3101 W. 27th, was listed in good condition today at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Both women were injured in an automobile accident about 6:10 p.m. Saturday nine miles east of Lawrence on Kansas Highway 10.
Jack M. Bell, 4, 2309 Mass., was dismissed Thursday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Bell was admitted to LMH after suffering leg injuries after he ran into the street, hit a car and he slid under it about 5 p.m. Wednesday near Indian Avenue and Massachusetts Street.
Gwendolyn K. Wisdom, 34, 827 Walnut, was dismissed Thursday from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Wisdom was admitted to LMH after she was injured in an automobile accident Thursday near Maple and North Sixth streets.
Criminal charges filed
Christopher Taylor, 20, 2200 Harper, Wednesday made a first appearance on a felony count of burglary and a felony count of theft. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Tuesday for Taylor, who allegedly entered the Burger King restaurant, 1107 W. Sixth, in December and took cash. The charges were filed Monday.
Criminal case proceedings
Michael L. Ohse, 30, Topeka, Thursday was sentenced to three to 10 years imprisonment on a felony count of possessing cocaine. Ohse pleaded guilty Jan. 12 to the charge, which was filed along with misdemeanor counts of possessing methamphetamine, possessing marijuana and unlawful use of a weapon. A Kansas Highway Patrol officer allegedly discovered the drugs when he stopped Ohse Feb. 13 in Douglas County. A district judge took the matter of probation under advisement.
Sean B. Jamesen, 19, 1511 W. Third, Thursday was sentenced to one to two years imprisonment on each of three felony counts of forgery, but then was granted a probation term. Jamesen was charged Nov. 30 with six felony counts of forgery after he forged six checks belonging to a local elderly man between July 3 and July 13. He pleaded no contest Jan. 12 and was found guilty of the three charges.
David Rundquist, 33, 1700 La., Wednesday was sentenced to one year in jail on each of three amended misdmeanor counts of forgery, but then was granted a probation term. Rundquist originally was charged with three felony counts of forgery involving three checks belonging to a local roofing company. He pleaded guilty Jan. 4 to the amended charges.
Jury trials were scheduled for March 19 for Marva Kimball, 40, 2508 Ousdahl, and Dane R. Griffin, 26, 1604 W. 26th, who were charged in October with cocaine-related felonies stemming from a drug sweep by local law enforcement officers. Both Kimball and Griffin are charged with felony counts of selling cocaine or, in the alternative, possessing cocaine.
Joseph W. Lipp, 22, Rt. 1, Lecompton, today pleaded guilty to an amended misdemeanor count of possessing drug paraphernalia. Lipp was charged Jan. 11 with a felony count of possessing cocaine after police officers allegedly found drugs and a syringe kit in his car. Prosecutors normally would not have accepted the plea under Douglas County Dist. Atty. Jim Flory's drug prosecution policy, which states that the district attorney's office will not accept a defendant's plea to a lesser charge. Flory today said the plea was the result of "evidentiary problems" that prosecutors had in proving Lipp possessed the drug. Flory would not reveal further details. Sentencing is scheduled for March 8 for Lipp.
Brian S. Carter, 21, 101 N. Mich., Thursday pleaded guilty to a felony count of auto burglary. Carter was charged Feb. 1 with that count and a felony count of theft after he allegedly entered a 1979 Ford Fiesta belonging to a local man and took several items. Prosecutors dismissed the theft charge in return for Carter's plea. Sentencing is scheduled for March 15.
A March 5 jury trial was scheduled today for Melanie M. Scott, 30, 1411 Haskell, who was charged Dec. 29 with two felony counts of forgery. Scott allegedly forged two checks belonging to a local woman on Oct. 13 and Nov. 6.